A part of Tram Phau relic site (Source: VNA)

Binh Dinh (VNA) – A ceremony was held at Tram Phau relic site in Hoai Nhon district of central Binh Dinh province on February 24 to commemorate the 46th anniversary of the Tram Phau massacre and receive a certificate recognising the site as a provincial historical relic site.

Tram Phau was a medical station built in Hoai Nhon in 1971 to treat wounded soldiers of the liberation forces during wartime. On February 24-25, 1972, troops of the US army and the US-backed government in South Vietnam conducted two raids of the site, looking for underground hideouts where medical workers and their patients were hiding and dropping grenades inside. A total of 17 Vietnamese medical workers and injured soldiers of the liberation forces were killed.

Local authorities built a memorial at the site in 2015 and preserved the underground hideouts.

Chairman of the People’s Committee of Hoai Nhon district Cao Thanh Huong said that the recognition of Tram Phau as a provincial historical site is an acknowledgement of the great sacrifice of martyrs and a pride of Hoai Nhon locals.-VNA